Package Details: whatsapp-nativefier 0.4.2080-1

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Package Base: whatsapp-nativefier
Description: WhatsApp desktop built with nativefier (electron)
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Licenses: custom
Submitter: frealgagu
Maintainer: frealgagu
Last Packager: frealgagu
Votes: 72
Popularity: 2.48
First Submitted: 2018-12-14 22:30
Last Updated: 2020-03-26 17:00

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saulocastelo commented on 2020-03-29 10:46

Hey guys,

I created the original fix.

And now I share another way to use whatsapp web on nativefier. No code injection required.

Pressing ctrl+shift+i (on Linux) and the Devtools window will open. Then click on Application -> Service Workers And check the option Bypass for network.

Now press ctrl+r to reload. And ctrl+shift+i to close the Devtools.

Whenever you open your whatsapp the problem will occur, but since the Bypass for network option has already been enabled, you only need to press ctrl+shift+i (open devtools), ctrl+r (reload), ctrl+shift+i (close devtools)

@frealgagu, thanks for your work. This package was in my list as one of required apps to be installed after install Arch. I saw your last update ( document.querySelector("a[href='']") ), NICE/GREAT/GOOD!

Another way to do the same in 2 lines: document.querySelector("a[href='']") && navigator.serviceWorker.getRegistration().then(r => r.unregister() && document.location.reload());

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frealgagu commented on 2020-06-19 15:57

@bakgwailo I don't understand why the bug continues appearing to you. The fix in dark version you mentioned was adjusted also in this version two months before than the dark version (thanks to @The-Compiler).

Please try to uninstall the package completely then removes the temporal files and verify that the folder /opt/whatsapp-nativefier/ is either empty or non-existent. Then install it again and check if the issue continues.

bakgwailo commented on 2020-06-19 04:31

So, I think in the dark version they fixed the Chrome upgrade message in this commit:

I get it probably every day at this point, and have to go into dev tools and clear the cache/reload the page to get it working again (which almost always then requires a re-auth).

sispus commented on 2020-06-05 10:25

I still can't get notifications.

edit: its a nativefier problem. after build, doing 'sed -i "s/const newNotify =.*/const newNotify = function (title, opt) {/" YOUR_DIRECTORY/resources/app/lib/preload.js' fixes it.

nemSoma commented on 2020-05-29 07:16

The tray icon disappears on GNOME after locking and unlocking the screen. See this issue on Github: There is a solution at the end of the page. This should be added to the nativefier command in the PKGBUILD: --electron-version 7.2.4

Capayo commented on 2020-05-13 12:07

I was unable to build the package, as a source file was missing:

sed: can't read /home/q/AUR/whatsapp-nativefier/src/whats-app-linux-x64/resources/app/lib/preload.js: No such file or directory
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in package().

Removing sed -i -e "/loglevel/d" "${srcdir}/${_folder}/resources/app/lib/preload.js" from the PKGBUILD fixed it for me.

bakgwailo commented on 2020-05-07 03:52

Seems not to work now and asks to upgrade to Chrome 49.

MininuxDev commented on 2020-05-04 13:38

I have the same problem as @sispus (on kde too) but on true Arch

devl_archer commented on 2020-05-04 13:15

would be great as mentioned by @bakgwailo to add spellcheck support in the build:

diff --git a/PKGBUILD b/PKGBUILD
index 59b8809..b8c7589 100644
@@ -33,6 +33,7 @@ build() {
     --verbose \
     --single-instance \
     --tray \
+    --browserwindow-options '{ "webPreferences": { "spellcheck": true } }' \

Also is there a way to autom. enable the local dictionaries? By default for me only en_US was listed in ~/.config/whatsapp-nativefier-d40211/Preferences?

bakgwailo commented on 2020-04-30 02:32

Any chance we could get:

--browserwindow-options '{ "webPreferences": { "spellcheck": true } }' \

added into the package build? It enables spell checking now that it is supported in electron.

rafael.castellar commented on 2020-04-14 11:16

Same thing as @willspoke: there is no tray icon for whatsapp. Any suggestion?